Nik Stauskas says he warned John Beilein of NBA jump

Following an extremely successful tenure with the University of Michigan, John Beilein made the jump to the NBA last summer, taking the head coaching position with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a five-year pact. It ended after less than a full season on the job. He resigned in February of this year, becoming only the third … Read more

Former Spartans, Wolverines on the NBA stage – Where are they now?

Raise your hand if you thought Draymond Green would be an NBA Champion and surefire all-star when the 6-foot-7 former Michigan State forward was selected 35th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. If you saw this coming, we’ve got nothing but respect. But for many (present company included), Green’s impact on the NBA level has been … Read more

FLASHBACK: Nik Stauskas drains threes with everything!

If you have ever been a basketball junkie at any point of your life, you have probably messed around and tried making baskets with things other than a basketball. Am I right? I know I am right, we all have done it.

Watch as former University of Michigan star and current Philadelphia 76er, Nik Stauskas takes shooting objects other than basketballs to a whole new level.

I will tell you right now, what Stauskas does on this video is incredibly difficult. Don’t believe me? Feel free to give it a shot and send us your video.

Nik Stauskas gets popcorned (video)

Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas came this close to making it through his rookie year without catching the wrath of his prank-loving veteran teammates. Unfortunately for Sauce Castillo, his day of reckoning came on Monday evening following Sacramento’s ten-point win over the Lakers. It turned out to be a rough night for Stauskas, who went scoreless against L.A. then … Read more

Sauce Castillo gets his own night, rival Sauce nonplussed

It was only a matter of time, but it looks like we’ve finally got ourselves some Sauce beef. Just two weeks after a closed captioning snafu accidentally identified Sacramento Kings rookie Nik Stauskas as “Sauce Castillo”, his new moniker has officially hit star status, earning its own night for tonight’s game against the Utah Jazz. … Read more

Nik Stauskas’ epic new nickname is trending on Twitter

And the career of the week goes to… stenography. Just days after the Wisconsin basketball team found themselves endlessly amazed with the professional speed typers hired to record their press conferences, we find ourselves with another closed caption-related situation that has quickly gone viral. This time, it involves Nik Stauskas, the former Michigan Wolverine standout and … Read more

Spartans win on road, sweep season series vs. Michigan

The rivalry continued in Ann Arbor on Tuesday night as the Michigan Wolverines hosted the Michigan State Spartans at the Crisler Center. Some former alum and current NBA stars had some fun before the start too. Former Wolverines and current Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas had a friendly rival bet with former Spartan and current Golden State Warriors forward Draymond … Read more

FLASHBACK: Nik Stauskas lights up Michigan State in back-to-back meetings

Michigan is just 8-12 in their last 20 meetings with in-state rival Michigan State on the hardwood going back to February of 2007. The rivalry was at a real peak from January of 2012 to March of 2014, a span of eight games where both the Wolverines and Spartans were ranked in said matchups. In … Read more

Report: Kings Shopping Nik Stauskas

As if things out in Sacramento couldn’t get any more dysfunctional, the Kings’ second coaching change of the season may be leading to a roster makeover sooner than later, and a former Michigan man has found his name popping up on the rumor mill with increasing regularity ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. The Kings recently made … Read more

Video: Ex-Wolverine Stauskas Supplies Monster Dunk Against Knicks

Last night’s Kings-Knicks showdown served as a reunion of sorts. While the contest was rightfully headlined by superstars DeMarcus Cousins and Carmelo Anthony, a trio of Michigan-based products made sure to leave their own imprint on the evening’s proceedings. Nik Stauskas, Sacramento’s 8th overall pick from Michigan, got things started with an emphatic two-hand flush off … Read more

The Morning After: The Pistons Try to Regroup Today Against Healthy Thunder

Matchup: Oklahoma City Thunder (6-13) @ Detroit Pistons (3-17) When: 6:00 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit What to Watch For:  1. How Does One Respond to Losing to the Most Losing Team of All the Losers? After last night’s overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Pistons hit rock bottom and Stan Van Gundy readily admitted, “We’re in … Read more

Ex-Wolverine Stauskas starts warm, cools in NBA debut

Former University of Michigan sharpshooter Nik Stauskas made his NBA début Wednesday night, quickly learning the challenging ebb and flow that can come along with the professional game. Drafted 8th overall by the Sacramento Kings, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year made his first NBA appearance by playing the role of sixth man in the … Read more